Quote: “But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins.”
― Mitch Albom
Featured Song: Rolling Hills- Jill Scott
Hey friends, today I’m talking to the fabulous hardworking moms slaying their goals while dropping their babies off at school every day. This episode is for the silent hustlers who are building generational wealth for their families. I know somedays it can get had putting the kids to bed and then getting to work on your business but I want to encourage you to keep going. I want to redefine a Mother’s Love for us. I don’t know if you’ve experienced it yet or not but Mommy Guilt is a thing. We feel shame for putting our happiness ahead of our children or partners. We feel guilt for going after our dreams. Mommy guilt held me back for a very long time until I realized how short life really is. My life could be taken from me at any time and I would hate to miss the opportunity to show my daughters what hard work and passion can accomplish. Unfortunately society would like us to think as women we are not able to have a successful career and a happy family. Sure it may take dedication and some sacrifice but I do believe it is possible to be in love with your personal and professional life. As mothers shouldn’t we show our daughters how to be independent, resilient, caring and intelligent women? The best way to teach is through example. Let discuss how us ladies can love ourselves a little better for our children:
- Don’t neglect your self care. If you feel better after you get a massage then work consistent massages into your budget and schedule. If journaling helps you process your thoughts then get to writing girl. The point I’m trying to make is do not cut back on whatever it is you need to do to restore yourself. Do what needs to be done.
- Let your children experience your journey whatever that is for you. Yesterday while I was walking down 8th Ave I saw Tina Fey and her daughter holding hands smiling. In my mind I was thinking, “ Aww how cute I wonder where they’re going.” Then I noticed her turn and walk into the August Wilson Theatre and I couldn’t help but smile. Ms. Tina was letting her daughter experience what it’s like to be a playwright for a Broadway show. A Mother’s Love should include exposure to the world. We have to show our children they can be any and everyone they desire to be after all It’s a whole world out here.
- Incorporate positive affirmations into your daily practice. I start every morning telling myself “ You deserve to make your dreams come true.” Affirmations serve as a positive reminder to stay focused. Also introduce affirmations to your children to help them manage their stress.
Moms our value can not be measured and should be acknowledged everyday. I hope today I reminded you the best way to show love to your children is by loving yourself first. I hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day ladies.